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Admitted Spring & Summer Freshman Checklist

Welcome to the SIUE Community! We're happy you've decided to join us and we look forward to helping you in your registration process. Before you can begin classes at SIUE, you will need to complete the following steps.

Apply and be admitted - Congratulations!

Visit SIUE! - Check out our visit opportunities - (

Schedule and Take Appropriate Placement Tests - Placement tests should be completed as soon as possible and prior to your academic advising appointment in order to allow for proper advisement. Please refer below for Placement Examination Information.

Schedule an Advising Appointment ( - A one-hour academic advising appointment is required for freshman entering in the spring and summer terms. You will receive a packet with specific information about your advising appointment. For more information or questions, contact the Office of Academic Advising.

Activate your e-ID - Your e-ID is most important in assisting you as you enroll at SIUE. You will need to request a password at

Check Your SIUE Email Account ( - Your SIUE email is especially important because financial aid, payment information and updates will be sent to it.

Check CougarNet ( - CougarNet is the secure way to manage your personal, academic and financial aid information. Also, use CougarNet to check details regarding any college level credit you would be transferring to SIUE. Approximately 15 working days after ( if not sooner), you can check CougarNet to review your transfer credit. For more details about this process contact the Transfer Center (

Apply for Financial Aid ( - We advise you to do this as soon as possible. You can also check out the scholarships available to incoming fall freshman on the Financial Aid web page.

Apply for University Housing ( - Please refer below for more information on applying for University Housing.

Complete and Submit the Health Immunization Form ( - The health immunization form must be completed by the first day of attendance.

Submit Final High School Transcripts - Submit your final high school transcripts before the start of the term you intend to enroll. The transcripts should show your graduation date and be sent to:

  • Southern Illinois University
    Service Center
    Campus Box 1047
    Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Placement Test Information

Determine if you need to take Placement Tests. The University offers a variety of placement tests in the areas of Intermediate Algebra, College Level Reading, Writing and Chemistry Readiness.

To determine your placement tests needs, test dates and additional information contact Testing Services (

Applying for University Housing

  • If you plan to live on campus during the spring semester, submit your housing application and deposit by December 1st.
  • If you plan to live on campus during the summer semester, submit your housing application and deposit by April 1st.

Application can be found online at

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services provides all academic accommodations at SIUE. If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please make an appointment with Disability Support Services. Learn more at

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